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In Trance [Import]

Scorpions Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 1980)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000026F7C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 390,546 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seventies Scorps at their best 24 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
Moody and melancholic but with thunderous beats and fiery guitars, 'In Trance' is the undoubted highlight of Uli Jon Roth-era Scorpions and marks a definitive stage in the band's development. The band teamed up with producer Dieter Dierks, who they would subsequently work with for the rest of the Seventies and through their Eighties career peak, until they switched to Keith Olsen for 1990's 'Crazy World'. Dierks helped define the Scorpions classic, guitar-heavy sound and the producer would help the band avoid sterility by making each of their albums sound slightly different from the last. Here, he creates a vicious, snarling beast of an album by moving Roth's lead guitar and Klaus Meine's piercing vocals to the front of the mix, while keeping the emphasis on "heavy" for the rhythm section. A dark undercurrent runs through the whole album (assisted by the band's rather wistful and melancholy songwriting) and there's an almost enchanting sense of time standing still which gives the album even greater appeal.

With opening track' Dark Lady', the Scorpions pretty much play their trump card first because it's noting short of brilliant; the guitars may grate and Klaus may shriek, yet the menacing energy that pours forth is invigorating and Roth delivers a metal guitar solo par excellence. The title track is a Scorpions classic, beautiful and ethereal, and bracketing the tour de force of 'Top of the Bill' are the curiously sorrowful 'Life's Like a River' and 'Living and Dying'. 'Robot Man', a live favourite, is more standard rock fare, yet Uli Jon Roth's 'Evening Wind' is brilliantly spaced-out and dynamic, aided by a glorious chorus and some lovely guitar work.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best 26 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Without doubt this is the best album that the Scorpions produced. It coincided with their first tour of the UK - the first gig being at Poulton-le-Fylde Teacher training college.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From the best decade of Scorpions 21 May 2013
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Great album, i love it, the best era from scorpions from the first album untill the late 70's.
This album is one of their top 3 for sure, it can be heard again and again on every mood, masterpiece of rock n roll.
All the songs are great, there is no fillers here at all, you put it in the stereo and listen to it in loop.
Of course, all instruments and vocals are amazing, the riffs and solos, this album describe Scorpions at best form.
This album is highly recommended, if you know Scorpions and don't have it it's a shame, so buy it now.
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good album 15 July 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I wouldn't say it is the best album of the Scorpions but it would be the best albums of the Scorpions in the 70's though. The best songs in there I would say would be Intrance, Dark Lady, and Robot man. Intrance is probably the best song in there. It's one of the Scorpions classics. Dark Lady wouldn't be a Scorpions true classic but, it is still good. It has more of a heavy rock feeling. Robot man is probably the best next to intrance in my opinion. It just has a really fun melody.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But your life is rock n' roll.. 29 Nov 2001
By Mark H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In 1975, Scorpions released their 3rd album, which helped establish them as THE premier European hard rock band. Featuring the classic Ulrich Roth lineup, the LP featured a perfect combination of slow, intensely emotional ballads and loud screaming rockers. An example of the former would be the title song, which not only is the best known song from the record but along with "We'll Burn the Sky" (from Taken by Force) is the best example of what would be a Scorpions standard- the power ballad. For headbangers, there's "Dark Lady", "Top of the Bill", "Longing for Fire" and "Robot Man". Roth's playing is extraordinary and he will always be the Scorpions' guitar god. His singing however is lousy, although Klaus bails him out during "Dark Lady". "Sun in My Hand" could have been so much better without Ulrich's brutal delivery but still a solid tune nevertheless. "In Trance" is well worth searching out and stands up reasonably well against most of their 80's sellout product (except for "Blackout").
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Turn it on, turn it up, rock it out! 26 July 1998
By BigBadAzz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the Scorpions at the peak of the first phase of their careers. This album proves that they could rock hard with the best of them, as well as lull you under the spell of some extremely accomplished heart-wrenching ballads. The playing and vocals are faultless; the songs come at you one after another with Beatles-esque perfection, leaving you gasping for more once the album's over. There's no point in mentioning highlights, as this whole record is a rollercoaster ride of pure hard rock energy. Classic is not the word - the Scorpions have bestowed upon us an collection of top-class songs. Most tracks on the album have appeared on any number of their greatest hits collections, and that must mean something. If you're out for some early teutonic commercial heavy metal that's fun to listen to and catchy as hell, then check out this, as well as any other of their early to mid-period albums (try 'Fly To The Rainbow' for a more progressive feel, or 'Trance's successo! r 'Virgin Killer' for an even heavier assault on the senses). At any rate, this is superior stuff your ears will thank you for.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Scorpions 3rd Album 26 Sep 2009
By Just Fell In - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The scorpions are best remembered for their hair metal output of the 80s. Starting with 1982s Blackout they became a well-known success story and their earlier stuff is easily forgotten. Early Scorpions was just as good or better though and In Trance is no exception. Their lead guitarist at the time, Ulrich Roth, had a more Hendrix-meets-Zeppelin style of playing and he came up with some of the best guitar work in the Scorpions career. Their early material was slightly less catchy than later releases and thus didn't enjoy the same popularity. Hardcore Scorpions fans know this era of their career well and most prefer the Uli Roth years. In Trance is not without its share of classic Scorpions songs. Highlights include:

Dark Lady
In Trance
Top Of The Bill
Living And Dying
Robot Man
Evening Wind

Highly Recommended to fans of hard rock
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Early Scorpions 8 April 2008
By Octavius - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
1975 gem from the Scorpions. Not yet the sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll band of the late '70s and early '80s, this album is more on the psychadelic edge with the title song and also more dramatic with 'Living and Dying.' Another good one is 'Dark Lady.' Moodier and more melancholic, this is still a great classic by the Scorpions.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First MasterPiece 14 Oct 2004
By Systematic Intimidation - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This fantastic album, released in 1975, was the Scorpions' 3rd album and definately one of the best they've come up with. With outstanding solos done by the great Ulrich Roth, brilliant and original rhythms and perhaps the best percussion ever on a Scorpions album, too bad that Rudy Lenners (drummer at the time) developed heart problems; and ,of course, Klaus sounds fantastic. Of the tracklist the songs that shine the most are the title track ballad, Top of the Bill (song about selling out), Dark Lady (sang by Ulrich),Robot Man (amazing rhytms in this one) and my personal favorite "Longing For Fire" (bass driven song).

If you like TRUE Scorpions this a MUST, I wonder if this lineup would have stayed through the 80's ?
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